Rough Crossing.

Rough Crossing

By Tom Stoppard
With songs and music by André Previn

Festival TheatreTicketsPrice: from £10


Few modern playwrights serve a fizzier champagne of verbal wit than Tom Stoppard

New York Times


Broadway World

One of Tom Stoppard’s most hilarious and brilliant plays.

Two famous but desperate playwrights are stuck on an ocean liner headed for New York, feverishly trying to rehearse their latest show before reaching land, and opening night. But they are constantly distracted by their delicate composer’s attempts to end it all, having overheard his lover confess her feelings to the leading man. Add an absurdly unorthodox waiter, a mistimed lifeboat drill and a vanishing glass of brandy, and soon the sharp Atlantic winds turn to world-class gales of laughter as these colourful characters become tangled up in a typically Stoppardian string of absurd events.

Prologue 17 Lime Teal.

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Cast & Creatives


Matthew Cottle

Simon Dutton

Rob Ostlere

Issy van Randwyck

Charlie Stemp

Creative Team

Tom Stoppard


André Previn

Songs and Music

Access performances

Access performances

Please note that since sending our Winter brochure to print, we have been informed by the external producer bringing the show to Chichester that Griff Rhys Jones will no longer be appearing in Rough Crossing. We will share replacement casting here as soon as we know more.

February 2019
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